Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that provides: 

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

Title IX generally prohibits discrimination based on sex in any education program or activity that receives federal financial assistance. Sex discrimination includes, but is not limited to, Sex-based Harassment (including Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence and Gender-based Harassment)Harassment and BullyingPregnant or Parenting StudentsAthletic Opportunities and Benefits, and Retaliation. A fuller list of Title IX issues OCR addresses appears here. Title IX also prohibits retaliation for filing an OCR complaint or for advocating for a right protected by Title IX and discrimination in employment which is based on sex. However, employment discrimination complaints filed with OCR are generally referred to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Title IX in the University of Alabama System

Title IX compliance is a priority of The University of Alabama System. UAS Office of Risk and Compliance (ORC) organizes training events and meetings of System officials and coordinates our campus efforts for complying with the requirements of Title IX.  

Each of our campuses has a fully staffed Title IX office and effective prevention, education, and response programs. Likewise, ORC staff provide these resources for the UA System Office. For specific information about each campus program, see the contact information below:

UA System Office Title IX Coordinators and Reporting Resources

Marcy Huey
(205) 348-0568
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Campus Title IX Coordinators and Reporting Resources

University of Alabama Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX Programs

Beth Howard
(205) 348-5496
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Jessica Humber
(205) 348-0582
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University of Alabama at Birmingham Title IX Office

University of Alabama in Huntsville Title IX Office